Centre of Excellence in Nanotechnology (CEN)
To design, fabricate, characterise traditional CMOS Nano-electronics, novel material based devices, Bio-MEMS, etc. Founded by Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Gol
The Centre of Excellence in Nanoelectronics (CEN) at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay was established in the year 2006. CEN is a collaborative project between IIT Bombay and IISc Bangalore. It is funded by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT), Government of India. CEN offers multidisciplinary research program involving faculty from various departments.
The center focuses on the design, fabrication and characterization of traditional CMOS nanoelectronic devices, novel material based devices (III-V compound semiconductor, spintronics, opto-electronics), micromechanical systems, Bio-MEMS, solar photovoltaics and polymer based devices.
CEN is a resource formed to serve academic, industrial and governmental researchers in the field of nanoelectronics from across the country. The center also offers support to perform on-site fabrication using its equipment. The center's objective is to create technically sophisticated manpower for nanoelectronics research, including inter-university network. In addition to the research activities, CEN is also involved in developing technologies that can be commercially availed by the industries.